by R.E. Hargrave
Genre: BDSM Erotica (short story)
“Is everything okay, Sir?”“Hm? Oh, yes. Just thinking.”
“Entertaining personal fantasies is all. It would be an honor to escort you to this shindig.”
Brooklyn sighed. “Sir—”
“I know. I apologize. No more pressure, bunny.” After a pause, he added, “If you were to invite me, though, I’d love seeing you in candy-cane stripes.”
Shaking her head, a soft laugh escaped her. “I’ll keep that in mind.”
“On a serious note. Whether you allow me to come, or not, I would like to set you a task for the evening.”
Throughout her body things tightened at his words, the deepening tenor they were being delivered in sending heat across her flesh. “Yes?”
“Hm. Yes, I think candy cane-striped thigh-highs, a daring short dress—in red, please—no bra, and let’s see, thong or commando. Your choice.”
She almost scoffed. That had all sounded pretty damn specific to her, and quite well-thought out. Her gut told her he hadn’t pulled this from his hat on a whim. Or that she didn’t really have a choice, either. His lust-laden voice lifted to her ears before she could form a reply, leaving her quite the mental undertaking.
“Your task is to observe, bunny. Keep your head held high when you enter the party. Don’t shy away from the attention you will get. Unless I’m mistaken, and I rarely am when it comes to the marvels of the human psyche, reactions will vary. There will be those longing to be you, those who wish to have you, and still others will hate you for your confident beauty, but all their heads will turn. Embrace that.”
Domestic engineer. Author. Burgeoning editor. And quite possibly certifiable. Believing every story can shine bright with a bit of tenacious tough love, R.E. Hargrave is thorough and to the point. An international bestselling author, she takes storytelling and manuscript polishing seriously, working with her authors and on her own creations to ensure they come to life, crawling from the pages and into the reader’s souls.
Brooklyn is feeling brave. And when a girl has to fill her needs, she will go to any lengths to get there. Even at work. Even when asked to do things out of her comfort zone. Even when she lusts after a man who has no idea he is the object of her obsession.
This fun and exciting story from well-known author of the Divine Trilogy is a joy to read. As with her other writing, Hargrave manages to infuse her erotica with enough emotion and soul to make a lasting impression in a reader’s mind. The plot develops at a fair pace, and Brooklyn’s journey through kink is beautiful, entertaining, and most definitely satisfying. 😉
Delectable seasonal story. Highly recommended.